Buddhist Meditation Centre in Canton: Training individuals in mindfulness and Yoga

Not very far from the hustle and bustle of the Cardiff city centre, in the quaint suburbs, there is a Tibetan Meditation Buddhist centre which trains individuals and organisations in mindfulness, meditation and Yoga.

The Kagyu Samye Dzong Cardiff, located in the peaceful yet vibrant Canton, is easily accessible from the city centre by direct bus routes or a 20 min walk.

Anthony Harris, the co-incharge, started the Buddhist Meditation center, Kagyu Samye Dzong, in Canton, four years ago along with Lorraine Harris. Since then, the centre has become a hub for training sessions in mindfulness, yoga, therapies and counselling. 

The centre is run by two charities, Samye Foundation Wales and Cardiff Kagyu Samye Dzong. With a community of experienced meditators and professional mindfulness trainers, they have been providing mindfulness training for more than ten years. They also hold workshops by famous monks like Gelong Thubten, Director and trustee of the Samye Foundation. 

The centre consists of three buildings which has various rooms for therapy, counselling and yoga.

Anthony Harris, the co-incharge, and the founder of the Buddhist Meditation Centre in Canton
Yoga room for group sessions and workshops
A therapy room at the Buddhist Meditation Centre in Canton
The tea room and cafe at the Buddhist Centre in Canton
The tea room and cafe at the centre offers a beautiful view of the streets outside
Reading room at the Centre
The Green Tara room is one of the most important practice rooms at the centre

Tara, is an important figure in Buddhism and is believed to have twenty-one aspects by some of the Buddhists’ schools. Green Tara represents the aspect of compassion to get rid of obstacles.

The garden at the Buddhist Meditation Centre in Canton, decorated with Buddha statues and engraved paintings of Red Tara

The Canton Buddhist Centre is affiliated to the Samye Ling Monastery in Scotland. They practice the teachings of the Karma Kagyu lineage, one of the four schools of Tibetan Buddhism, headed by his Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje.

The shrine room is the most important room of the Centre where people come to offer their prayers and meditate
At the centre is a photograph of Dalai Lama with the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje.

The mindfulness centre in Cardiff which is largely run by volunteers, aims to help individuals to improve their well-being through mindfulness.